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Redefining the Genre, “Birdbox” Offers a New Apocalypse

Redefining the Genre, “Birdbox” Offers a New Apocalypse

January 31, 2019

The it’s-the-end-of-the-world-and-everyone's-dying movie genre is an incredibly underrated one. From "World War Z" to "The Day After Tomorrow," apocalypse movies rarely disappoint. For those looking for a new but thrilling take on the genre, "Bird Box," a new Netflix original, is both an exception and a welcome addition to the genre.

“Vice”’s Portrayal of Dick Cheney Drowns in Its Own Irony

“Vice”’s Portrayal of Dick Cheney Drowns in Its Own Irony

January 31, 2019

It wasn’t until I saw a weeping Dick Cheney choking out what was meant to be his dying words that I finally understood why I was so angry with Vice. It took the man until the possibility of death, and the end of the film, to feel the weight of his sins pour out in his tears, and to know that what he had done was wrong.

Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII Review

Will Bavier, Contributing Writer

December 23, 2018

Three days after the release of Treyarch’s Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII, the record-breaking franchise hit $500M in sales worldwide. Although the Call of Duty (CoD) series has been around for over 15 years, it still hasn’t faltered in popularity.

“Creed II” Surpasses Expectations, Doesn’t Disappoint

“Creed II” Surpasses Expectations, Doesn’t Disappoint

December 23, 2018

The much-anticipated continuation of the Rocky/Creed franchise has finally arrived and I can honestly say that it did not disappoint. As the eighth film in the 40-year-old franchise, Creed II builds upon the characters and stories of the older films in a way that we haven’t seen before. It tells the story of Adonis Creed, the illegitimate son of former heavyweight champion Apollo Creed, who was killed in the ring by Ivan Drago in Rocky IV.

2018 in Review: Top 20 Songs

Alfred Taylor and Luka Berman

December 23, 2018

Like every other year, 2018 featured new music from a plethora of artists. And with the rise of the indie scene, the amount of great new music coming out each week from all corners of the globe has become increasingly difficult to stay on top of. From artists new and old, there was a myriad of great singles and deep cuts, making this an extremely difficult list to craft.

Mortal Engines Could be the Start of a New Saga

Jupiter Westbard, Contributing Writer

December 23, 2018

Today's technology is advanced enough to create worldwide chaos and even wars, but what if we had weapons that could break apart the Earth's crust, reducing most of society to ruins? That is the setup for Mortal Engines, the new movie produced by Peter Jackson, famous for his Lord of the Rings films. The grand scale and spectacularly choreographed fight scenes from Mortal Engines are reminiscent of the epic battles from the Tolkien adaptations.

Aquaman Is Damp at Best, Drowned at Worst

Andrew Mello, Arts & Entertainment Editor

December 23, 2018

In a word, Aquaman is diluted. It’s more of the same stressed formula you’ve likely seen as many times as I have. Aquaman brings nothing new to the table but instead rehashes from other better movies. The boring plot doesn’t even believe in itself enough not to end every sentence with a punchline. It doesn’t have an original bone in its amphibian body. The redeeming factor, if there were to be one, is the charisma from much of the cast—mainly the surprisingly comedic Jason Momoa in the titular role of Aquaman. The most amazing aspect of Aquaman is how it has managed to steal half-decent reviews.

2018 in Review: “Hidden Gem” Films

Andrew Mello, Arts & Entertainment Editor

December 23, 2018

Every year, so many movies are released that sometimes some truly great work is lost in the masses. The movies on this list may have gone (mostly) unnoticed, but they really didn’t deserve all the negligence they received. So, here are seven movies you should’ve seen, but probably didn’t.

2018 in Review: Top Ten Albums

2018 in Review: Top Ten Albums

December 21, 2018

2018 was another peculiar year for music. Kanye West officially fell off his rocker, the once-underground Travis Scott outsold a very angry Nicki Minaj by a significant margin, and, well, “You are hiding a child!” happened, and that was just in hip-hop. We got a lot of really good music this year, and here are the best albums of 2018, in my humble opinion.

“The Bodyguard”: Everything American TV Isn’t

Cecilia Barron, Editor-in-Chief

December 21, 2018

In today’s emotionally-saturated landscape of television, easy tears and accessible laughs are in abundance while the true drama and thoughtful dialogues of the early 2000s are discarded. TV marketed solely to the emotions of consumers (see: This Is Us) dominate the cable viewerships, while watchers interested in the more developed TV of the previous decades are forced to skim through the shelves of Netflix.

Haitian Fried Patty “Pate Kode”

Dachenie Ganthier, Contributing Writer

December 21, 2018

Haitian patties are a type of “fritay,” which are fried foods like meat and plantains. Sometimes, fritay is served with a spicy coleslaw side dish called “pikliz.” If you ever visit Haiti, you have to try fritay. You can often see merchants selling them on the streets!

A Cappella Jam Sets the Tone

A Cappella Jam Sets the Tone

December 21, 2018

On the chilly winter evening of Saturday, December 8th, the Fitzgerald Theatre was packed with students, faculty, and family members looking forward to witnessing amazing talent at CRLS’ annual Winter A Cappella Jam. The night included performances by six CRLS a cappella groups—Sassafras, Tonal Eclipse, Pitches and Dos, Falcon Fortes, Girls Next Door, and Transpositions—as well as a special guest performance by professional a cappella group Ball in the House.

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